The latest in micro-computerized technology combines with innovation in this new multi-use kitchen appliance from Sanyo. Cook top quality rice dishes, slow cook stews or soups, steam veggies, boil eggs and even make tofu in this impressive machine! The unit includes two separate inner pots and inner lids to keep slow cooked dishes separate from rice, thereby maintaining the integrity of the rice flavor. To help the need for perfectly cooked rice, the 5.5 cup (11 cups cooked) rice cooker has a variety of multi-menu, one touch selections, including programs for white, brown, mixed, rinse-free, sushi and haiga rice. Depending on the program entered, automatic adjustments in the temperature and cooking times are done by the micro-computer chip technology in the cooker to insure great tasting rice. The steaming function steams veggies with a timer programmable for up to 58 minutes. It will also take on the tasks of a slow cooker. For cooking soups or stews, you can program slow cooking for up to 12 hours on either the high or low temperature setting. The slow cook functions allow you to prepare the components of a The retractable cord and carrying handle make it easy to store and also enables taking the cooked food right to the table! Ideal for home chefs who like to display kitchen appliances on the counter, the good looking cooker is elegantly styled to blend in with a wide range of kitchen designs. Included is a special container for making homemade tofu, steaming tray, measuring cup and spatula. Also includes exclusive Martin Yan Recipe Booklet with 16 original recipes from the celebrated master chef. These recipes have been specially selected for creating easy and delicious dishes with Sanyo small kitchen appliances.